The Agilistocrats! at 2015 Scrum Gathering in Phoenix - Picks for Day 1

May 04, 2015 01:04 AM | COMMENTS (0) | CATEGORIES: Dave Prior, Dhaval Panchal, Maria Matarelli, Richard Cheng, Scrum Gathering, SGPHX, SGPHX 2015, Tom Perry

The Agilistocrats! are at the 2015 Global Scrum Gathering in Phoenix. We spent today the CST/CSC Retreat which is hosted by the Scrum Alliance for the trainers and coaches and was facilitated by Maria Matarelli.  We’ll be here all week and we’ll be doing podcasts each day of the conference.  The sessions kick off tomorrow (Monday, May 3, 2015) and one of the “good problems to have” is that the folks who selected the sessions for the Gathering did such a great job that the hardest part is actually choosing between the great sessions that are taking place. 

If you are a First Timer at the Gathering or aren’t sure what session to hit, these ones are pretty much can’t miss. We’ve been to a bunch of these and know a lot of the presenters so we decided to do a podcast where we put together a list of the sessions we are most excited about for Day 1. 

Some of the folks we mention during the podcast were interviewed about their session by Dave Prior for Projects at Work. If you’d like to get a taste of what they’ll be talking about on Monday, you can follow the links below next to the names.

We’ll be posting a podcast each day of the Gathering so keep checking back for more.

Dhaval Panchal’s Picks

Estimating is NOT Planning  (Dhaval Panchal) 10:45-11:30

An Experiment in self-organization at the Wikimedia Foundation (Kristen Lens) 11:45-12:30

Scrum at Scale  (Alex Brown) 1:45-3:15

Richard Cheng’s Picks

Estimating is NOT Planning  (Dhaval Panchal) 10:45-11:30

The Agile Mindset for the Waterfall Guy and Gal (David Bulkin) 11:45-12:30

Agile Jesters, Magicians, and Clowns – Using the unexpected to move mountains and your team (Adam Weisbart) 1:45-3:15

The Role of a Coach starts with building Team Trust & Alignment (David Hawks, Doc List) 1:45-3:15

Freedom to Align: The Product Wall Release Planning Workshop (Alan Dayley) 3:30 – 5:00

Maria Matarelli’s Picks

Boring Meeting’s Suck: Play Games to Improve Them & Your Teams (Wayde Stallmann) 10:45-11:30

Agile Jesters, Magicians, and Clowns – Using the unexpected to move mountains and your team (Adam Weisbart) 1:45-3:15

Birdie-Birdie: a thorny Scrum simulation (Alan Cyment, Diego Fontdevila) 3:30 – 5:00

Freedom to Align: The Product Wall Release Planning Workshop (Alan Dayley) 3:30 – 5:00

Tom Perry’s Picks    

Free-Range Chickens and Other Agile Habitats (Matt Phillips) 10:45-11:30

Unicorns, Krakens, Self-Organizing Teams and other mythological beasts (Angel Medinilla) 11:45-12:30

Birdie-Birdie: a thorny Scrum simulation (Alan Cyment, Diego Fontdevila) 3:30 – 5:00

Dave Prior’s Picks

Stories of Scrum at Hope School: The Freedom to Teach and Learn (John Miller, Krissyn Sumare, Mark French) 10:45-11:30

Agile Jesters, Magicians, and Clowns – Using the unexpected to move mountains and your team (Adam Weisbart) 1:45-3:15

Great Coaching Conversations (Martin Alaimo, Olaf Lewitz) 1:45-3:15

The Naked History of the Agile Transformation Industry (Skip Angel, Richard Watt) 3:30 – 5:00

Freedom to Align: The Product Wall Release Planning Workshop (Alan Dayley) 3:30 – 5:00

 

Interviews with Speakers:

John Miller on Stories of Scrum at Hope High School 

Adam Weisbart on Agile Jesters, Magicians and Clowns 

Alex Brown on Scrum at Scale 

Skip Angel and Richard Watt on the Naked History of Agile